Receiving the Kingdom
I’m not poor. I’m fine with that. I don’t want to be poor. But then I read that Jesus says:
Blessed are you who are poor,
for the kingdom of God is yours.
And I also read that the Lord says,
But woe to you who are rich,
for you have received your consolation.
And I begin to wonder. I want Jesus to tell me that I am part of the kingdom of God. I don’t want to hear him say, ‘Woe to you, Paul—the writing’s on the wall for you!’
How can I listen to Jesus and be fine with not being poor?